Category Archives: EgyptAir

EgyptAir takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

SU-GER - EgyptAir's first 787 Dreamliner, delivered on March 27, 2019

EgyptAir on March 27, 2019 took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner when the pictured 787-9 SU-GER departed Paine Field in Everett bound for Cairo.

Above Photo: EgyptAir.

The flag carrier has six copies on order.

The aircraft is expected to have a new business class product.

The first planned international route is likely to be from Cairo to Toronto (Pearson).

Top Copyright Photo (all others AerCap): EgyptAir Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner SU-GER (msn 38798) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 946019.

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EgyptAir to add Washington service on June 3, 2019

EgyptAir is planning to launch the Cairo – Washington (Dulles) route on June 3, 2019.

The new route will be operated three days a week with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners according to Airline Route.

EgyptAir to bring the Boeing 787 to Toronto

EgyptAir has filed its first 309-seat Boeing 787 route schedule. The flag carrier is planning to bring the new type to Toronto (Pearson) on the Cairo – Toronto route starting on October 3, 2019. The Dreamliner will operate three days a week per Airline Route.

EgyptAir is expecting its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in March, 2019.

AerCap and Boeing announced at the 2017 Dubai Airshow that EgyptAir will lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Image: AerCap.


Etihad Airways to introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Cairo route

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLH (msn 39653) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941111.

Etihad Airways has made this announcement:

Effective October 28, 2018, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will introduce a 299-seat next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily mid-morning EY653 / EY654 schedule from Abu Dhabi to Cairo.

Etihad Airways will operate four daily services, the most frequent number of flights operated by any UAE airline to the Egyptian capital, offering greater choice and optimised timings to benefit business and leisure customers travelling point-to-point between the two cities.

In April 2018, Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expanded their codeshare partnership from Abu Dhabi and Cairo to include several African destinations served by the Egyptian flag-carrier from its Cairo hub, including Ndjamena in Chad, Khartoum in Sudan, Entebbe in Uganda, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and subject to government approvals, Abuja and Kano in Nigeria, and Asmara in Eritrea

EgyptAir places its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights from Abu Dhabi to Seoul, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and subject to government approvals, on flights to China.

Etihad Airways’ two-class Boeing 787-9 features 28 Business Studios offering direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length, and an increase of 20 per cent in personal space.

Flight schedule: Abu Dhabi – Cairo, effective October 28, 2018 (all times local):

Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Freq Aircraft
EY651 Abu Dhabi 03:10 Cairo 05:20 Daily Airbus A321
EY650 Cairo 06:25 Abu Dhabi 11:45 Daily Airbus A321
EY653 Abu Dhabi 09:35 Cairo 11:45 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY654 Cairo 13:35 Abu Dhabi 18:50 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY655 Abu Dhabi 14:35 Cairo 16:45 Daily Airbus A320
EY656 Cairo 17:50 Abu Dhabi 23:15 Daily Airbus A320
EY657 Abu Dhabi 21:45 Cairo 23:50 Daily Airbus A320
EY658 Cairo 00:50 Abu Dhabi 06:15 Daily Airbus A320

Copyright Photo: Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLH (msn 39653) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941111.

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Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expand their codeshare partnership

The former "Expo Milano 2015" logo jet

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Egyptian national airline EgyptAir, have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership, widening their horizons to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia for the benefit and convenience of their customers. Sales on the expanded agreement will come into effect from today, for travel from May 2, 2018.

The initial phase of the agreement was launched in March 2017 and saw both Etihad Airways and EgyptAir place their codes on each other’s flights operating between Abu Dhabi and Cairo. The second phase of expansion of the current codeshare partnership will see Etihad Airways place its ‘EY’ code on EgyptAir flights to a number of African destinations including Ndjamena in Chad, Nairobi in Kenya, Khartoum in Sudan, Entebbe in Uganda, Johannesburg in South Africa, and subject to government approvals, on flights to Nigeria, Eritrea and Tanzania, through the Star Alliance carrier’s Cairo hub.

The expanded partnership will also see EgyptAir place its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights from Abu Dhabi to Seoul, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and subject to government approvals, on flights to China.

Etihad Airways has been serving the Abu Dhabi – Cairo route since 2004, and currently operates five daily flights between the two capitals. EGYPTAIR operates up to three daily services on the route.

Top Copyright Photo: Etihad Airways Airbus A330-243 A6-EYH (msn 729) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 941607.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Boeing 777-36N ER SU-GDO (msn 38289) LHR (SPA). Image: 941608.

EgyptAir Boeing 777-36N ER SU-GDO (msn 38289) LHR (SPA). Image: 941608.

EgyptAir supports the Egyptian Football Team with a new logo jet

EgyptAir's 2018 National Football Team special livery

EgyptAir received the pictured new Boeing 737-800 SU-GEN on December 8, 2017. The new airliner has now been painted in a special Egyptian Football Team livery in support of the national team (below).

This morning, the aircraft departed Cairo as flight 4 from Cairo International Airport, heading to the city of Zurich, Switzerland, to engage in friendly games with the Greek team in preparations for Russia 2018.

The team will return from Zurich on the morning of March 28 where is seen heading back to Cairo (top).

EgyptAir is the Official Carrier for the Egyptian National Football.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by EgyptAir): EgyptAir Boeing 737-800 WL SU-GEN (msn 63806) (Egyptian National Football Team) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941291.

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EgyptAir converts letter of intent to a firm order for Bombardier C Series aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and EgyptAir Holding Company have announced that the parties have executed a firm agreement for the sale and purchase of 12 CS300 aircraft along with purchase rights for an additional 12 CS300 aircraft.

EgyptAir’s Letter of Intent (LOI) was previously announced on November 14 during the 2017 Dubai Air Show.

Based on the list price of the CS300 airliner, the firm-order contract would be valued at approximately US $1.1 billion. Should EgyptAir exercise the 12 purchase rights for CS300 aircraft, the contract value would increase to nearly US $2.2 billion.‎

Image: Bombardier.

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